Harley Davidson Misfires With Female Riders

Harley Davidson built its image on attracting one demographic: white male baby boomers, the tough guys on big loud bikes. As those customers die or age out of riding, America’s largest motorcycle manufacturer is struggling to attract new customers, a crucial factor in...

Square Channels “Cash” Profits to Invest in Business Management Services

Square Inc., a starry-eyed Silicon Valley tech company, is challenging brutally competitive Wall Street, where traditional banks and payment processors maintain their stranglehold. Widely known for its app Cash, which allows users to send money, Square is building a...

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Tech is Getting in on Finance and Square can Play Both Sides

Wall Street will have its ears on the ground in San Francisco on March 18 because that’s when Square is planning to have its next analyst day, with the last being in 2017, this will pave the next decade for Square.  Square’s business is challenging established banks...

Furniture and why it’s Something you Should Consider Renting

Millennials are known as the renter generation, losing their sense of ownership as living costs rise and wages don’t. Gen X shares the sentiment as the budding furniture rental market targets the group for the reinvented furniture subscription service.  While the rent...

In the Midst of the Apocalypse, Artificial Intelligence can Save Brick and Mortar Retailers

When Daniel Dogette, an aircraft technician for Jet Blue entered Macy’s during the 2018 Black Friday sale, he found himself in a frenzy of shoppers trying to fight each other for the items on sale.  He was on the lookout to find the “walking dead boots”, high ankle...

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Richard Harding’s company Green Soul Organics qualified for Massachusetts’ Economic Empowerment program, which gives priority to cannabis business license applications from economically disadvantaged communities. Photo: Evelina Nedlund

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Kroger is priming for a fight in grocery delivery and online sales

Illustration Noah Lewis Over the past few weeks, grocery giant Kroger has made flashy investments in delivery technology and in-store renovations in an attempt to boost online sales, which could be its next big source of growth. The company is trying to its bolster...

Mired in a Funk, Gap Needs a New Fit in Its Search For a CEO

Gap Inc. celebrated its 50th birthday this year, but the golden anniversary is so far looking more like a goose egg. Once a trendsetter in retail apparel, Gap Inc. has seen its position as a fashion frontrunner fall to the back of the pack under the recent leadership...
Nvidia sidelines gaming, shifts focus to AI

Nvidia sidelines gaming, shifts focus to AI

Looking to the future, the graphic-cards company restructures its business Nvidia, a Silicon Valley chipmaker known for gaming graphic cards, is redirecting its path to bet on artificial intelligence. Nvidia generates more than half its revenue by selling graphics...

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Netflix promises creative freedom and millions of dollars to snag top Hollywood talent – but Ryan Murphy and Shonda Rhimes might not be its solution to the streaming wars

Netflix promises creative freedom and millions of dollars to snag top Hollywood talent – but Ryan Murphy and Shonda Rhimes might not be its solution to the streaming wars

As Disney, WarnerMedia and Apple jump into Netflix's business of content streaming, the company has countered by spending huge sums on the most talented producers it can sign. Shonda Rhimes of “Grey’s Anatomy” fame, Ryan Murphy of “Glee” and the creators of “Game of...

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Etsy is doomed if it keeps trying to copy Amazon

Etsy is doomed if it keeps trying to copy Amazon

If you can’t beat them, join them — or in the case of many e-tailers today, become more like Amazon.  As the undisputed e-commerce giant continues to dominate the online marketplace, the temptation is rising for many companies to adopt more Amazon-like features. After...

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